College Admissions Scandal: Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days In Jail | TODAY

College Admissions Scandal: Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days In Jail | TODAY

September 15, 2019 100 By Ronny Jaskolski


AND MANY LEGAL EXPERTS THOUGHT SHE WOULD GET IT. SHE WOULD GET IT. IN TEND, IT WAS THE JUDGE’S IN TEND, IT WAS THE JUDGE’S DECISION AND HUFFMAN WILL DO DECISION AND HUFFMAN WILL DO TIME. TIME. FELICITY HUFFMAN WALKED OUT OF FELICITY HUFFMAN WALKED OUT OF COURT LATE FRIDAY. COURT LATE FRIDAY. IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SHE WILL IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SHE WILL HAVE TO WALK INTO FEDERAL HAVE TO WALK INTO FEDERAL PRISON. PRISON. WITH HUSBAND AND ACTOR WILLIAM WITH HUSBAND AND ACTOR WILLIAM H. FACEMACY BY HER SIDE, SHE WIL H. FACEMACY BY HER SIDE, SHE WIL HAVE TO FACE 14 DAYS BEHIND HAVE TO FACE 14 DAYS BEHIND BARS. BARS. THE PROSECUTOR SAYING THERE IS THE PROSECUTOR SAYING THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT SHE DID. NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT SHE DID. PARENTHOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A PARENTHOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A FELON OR A CHEAT. FELON OR A CHEAT. THE PROSECUTOR HAMMERED HOME, THE PROSECUTOR HAMMERED HOME, THERE’S NO PAPARAZZI IN PRISON. THERE’S NO PAPARAZZI IN PRISON. PRISON IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER. PRISON IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER. HUFFMAN, WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO HUFFMAN, WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO PAYING $15,000 TO RIG HER PAYING $15,000 TO RIG HER DAUGHTER’S S.A.T. SCORE, SAID DAUGHTER’S S.A.T. SCORE, SAID ALL ALONG, SHE WAS READY FOR THE ALL ALONG, SHE WAS READY FOR THE JUDGE’S DECISION, THOUGH ASKED JUDGE’S DECISION, THOUGH ASKED FOR LENIENCY BEFORE SENTENCING. FOR LENIENCY BEFORE SENTENCING. I WAS FRIGHTENED, I WAS STUPID I WAS FRIGHTENED, I WAS STUPID AND I WAS SO WRONG. AND I WAS SO WRONG. THE JUDGE NOTED HUFFMAN’S EARLY THE JUDGE NOTED HUFFMAN’S EARLY ADMISSION OF GUILT, BUT ADDED, ADMISSION OF GUILT, BUT ADDED, SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING WAS SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING WAS WRONG, A FRAUD. WRONG, A FRAUD. THE RULING, 14 DAYS IN PRISON, THE RULING, 14 DAYS IN PRISON, $30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR $30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR SUPERVISED RELEASE AND 250 HOURS SUPERVISED RELEASE AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. AFTER HER SENTENCING ON SOCIAL AFTER HER SENTENCING ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BOTH SUPPORT AND OUTRAGE. MEDIA, BOTH SUPPORT AND OUTRAGE. THE ACTRESS DIDN’T GET MORE THE ACTRESS DIDN’T GET MORE PRISON TIME. PRISON TIME. WATCHING THE OUTCOME CLOSELY, WATCHING THE OUTCOME CLOSELY, OTHER PARENTS IN THE PAY-TO-PLAY OTHER PARENTS IN THE PAY-TO-PLAY COLLEGE ENTRANCE SKANDCANDAL, LI COLLEGE ENTRANCE SKANDCANDAL, LI LORI LOUGHLIN, WHO HAS PLEADED LORI LOUGHLIN, WHO HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND IS MOVING TOWARDS NOT GUILTY AND IS MOVING TOWARDS TRIAL. TRIAL. HUFFMAN’S SENTENCING SHOWS THAT HUFFMAN’S SENTENCING SHOWS THAT TIME BEHIND BARS IS A TIME BEHIND BARS IS A POSSIBILITY. POSSIBILITY. THE COURT DRAMA IS OVER. THE COURT DRAMA IS OVER. BUT SOON, PRISON TIME WILL BUT SOON, PRISON TIME WILL BEGIN. BEGIN. HUFFMAN’S ATTORNEY ASKED THAT HUFFMAN’S ATTORNEY ASKED THAT THE ACTRESS BE ABLE TO REPORT TO THE ACTRESS BE ABLE TO REPORT TO FEDERAL PRISON IN DUBLIN, FEDERAL PRISON IN DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA, A FEW HOURS AWAY CALIFORNIA, A FEW HOURS AWAY FROM HER HOME IN THE HOLLYWOOD FROM HER HOME IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILL NAPS SAY HILL NAPS SAY HILLS. HILLS. AFTER HER RELEASE, HUFFMAN WILL AFTER HER RELEASE, HUFFMAN WILL BEGIN HER COMMUNITY SERVICE. BEGIN HER COMMUNITY SERVICE.>>MIGUEL, THANK YOU.>>MIGUEL, THANK YOU. 14 14>>>LET’S BRING IN CRIMINAL>>>LET’S BRING IN CRIMINAL ATTORNEY, DANNY SAVALAS. ATTORNEY, DANNY SAVALAS.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE THE WORDS ARE>>I CAN’T BELIEVE THE WORDS ARE GOING TO COME OUT OF MY MOUTH. GOING TO COME OUT OF MY MOUTH. I THOUGHT THE 14-DAY SENTENCE I THOUGHT THE 14-DAY SENTENCE WAS TOO HARSH. WAS TOO HARSH.>>TOO HARSH?>>TOO HARSH?>>THAT’S NOT MY JUDGMENT BY>>THAT’S NOT MY JUDGMENT BY WHAT HUFFMAN DID. WHAT HUFFMAN DID. IT’S BY THE NUMBERS. IT’S BY THE NUMBERS. SHE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A SHE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A PROBATIONAL SENTENCE BY THE PROBATIONAL SENTENCE BY THE NUMBERS. NUMBERS. ANOTHER DEFENDANT HAD A ANOTHER DEFENDANT HAD A RECOMMENDED SENTENCE OF 13 RECOMMENDED SENTENCE OF 13 MONTHS AND WILL SERVE NO TIME MONTHS AND WILL SERVE NO TIME BEHIND BARS. BEHIND BARS. THE ZERO MONTHS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ZERO MONTHS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES. IN THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES. SHE SHOULD HAVE, FOR SHE SHOULD HAVE, FOR CONSISTENCY, GOTTEN A ZERO-MONTH CONSISTENCY, GOTTEN A ZERO-MONTH SENTENCE BEHIND BARS. SENTENCE BEHIND BARS. I WAS SURPRISED. I WAS SURPRISED. IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS, IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS, ESPECIALLY IN THE HARSH WORLD OF ESPECIALLY IN THE HARSH WORLD OF FEDERAL SENTENCING, THIS WAS, FEDERAL SENTENCING, THIS WAS, OVERALL, A LENIENT SENTENCE. OVERALL, A LENIENT SENTENCE.>>IF THIS WAS, IN YOUR EYES, A>>IF THIS WAS, IN YOUR EYES, A BIT TOO HARSH, SHE SPENT JUST BIT TOO HARSH, SHE SPENT JUST LESS THAN WHAT LORI LOUGHLIN LESS THAN WHAT LORI LOUGHLIN SPENT. SPENT. WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON LOUGHLIN’S CASE? LOUGHLIN’S CASE?>>IT HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH LORI>>IT HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH LORI LOUGHLIN’S CASE. LOUGHLIN’S CASE. LOUGHLIN LOUGHLIN LOUGHLIN’S CASE IS MORE SERIOUS LOUGHLIN’S CASE IS MORE SERIOUS WITH HUFFMAN’S. WITH HUFFMAN’S. SHE’S BEEN CHARGED WITH MONEY SHE’S BEEN CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING AND SHE ELECTED TO GO LAUNDERING AND SHE ELECTED TO GO TO TRIAL. TO TRIAL. WHEN YOU DO THAT IN THE FEDERAL WHEN YOU DO THAT IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM, YOU LOSE THE ABILITY TO SYSTEM, YOU LOSE THE ABILITY TO GET THE BONUS POINTS IN GET THE BONUS POINTS IN REDUCTION IN SENTENCE. REDUCTION IN SENTENCE. IF LORI LOUGHLIN IS CONVICTED, IF LORI LOUGHLIN IS CONVICTED, IT IS ALMOST A CERTAINTY SHE IT IS ALMOST A CERTAINTY SHE WILL DO SIGNIFICANT PRISON TIME, WILL DO SIGNIFICANT PRISON TIME, MORE THAN 14 DAYS. MORE THAN 14 DAYS.>>THERE’S SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE>>THERE’S SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN WONDERING. BEEN WONDERING. WE SEE PICTURES OF FELICITY. WE SEE PICTURES OF FELICITY. WHY HASN’T WILLIAM H. MACY BEEN WHY HASN’T WILLIAM H. MACY BEEN CHARGED? CHARGED?>>THIS WAS PROBABLY THE SOURCE>>THIS WAS PROBABLY THE SOURCE OF MUCH DEBATE OF FEDERAL OF MUCH DEBATE OF FEDERAL PROSECUTORS BEHIND DOORS. PROSECUTORS BEHIND DOORS. ON THE ONE HAND, IT APPEARED ON THE ONE HAND, IT APPEARED THAT WILLIAM H. MACY WAS ON THAT WILLIAM H. MACY WAS ON PHONE CALLS. PHONE CALLS. HE APPEARS TO BE INVOLVED. HE APPEARS TO BE INVOLVED. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, MERE BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, MERE PRESENCE AND MERE KNOWLEDGE OF A PRESENCE AND MERE KNOWLEDGE OF A CRIME IS NOT ITSELF A CRIME. CRIME IS NOT ITSELF A CRIME. I EXPECT THE PROSECUTORS AGONIZE I EXPECT THE PROSECUTORS AGONIZE AGONIZED OVER THIS BECAUSE IT IS AGONIZED OVER THIS BECAUSE IT IS A FINE LINE TO BE PRESENT AT A A FINE LINE TO BE PRESENT AT A CRIME AND AGREEING AND CRIME AND AGREEING AND PARTICIPATING IN IT.